Marco and Cristina Parizzi

Parizzi has been a fixture for fine food in Parma since 1948. When you’re looking for a restaurant that breaks the mold yet maintains a sense of local tradition, go no further than Parizzi. When Marco Parizzi moved in as next-gen chef forty years ago, he and his wife Cristina changed formats and menus, going from a small trattoria known for its cured meats and other quality bottega products to an upscale restaurant that would go on to be awarded a Michelin star. Dishes send you traveling, yet remain linked to the traditions and tastes of Parma, and include consummate culatello, amply aged Parmigiano, pasta courses featuring agnolini and tagliolini, and a wide selection of main-course meats. Marco adores wild game. He also has a soft spot for desserts, which span from the classic zuppa inglese (in a version that packs all the prestige and billing of a gourmet restaurant) to the raspberry Sacher torte, to the original Mont Blanc, made fresh to order with liquid nitrogen. Let Cristina – also sommelier – help you select the right wine for each dish from the cellar with over 1,200 different wines to choose from. You can also stay overnight in one of Parizzi’s suites in their small feels-like-home hotel.


Strada della Repubblica, 71
43121 Parma
+39 0521 285952

Number of seats 45 |

Closed Monday
Holidays 1 week in January. 3 weeks in August. 24 and 25 December
Credit cards Visa, American Express, Mastercard